On 13th February this year I will be 25, a whole quarter of a century old. To celebrate, I’m having a year of doing amazing things – at least 25 to be precise – including visiting foreign countries, dressing up once a month, getting tattooed, moving house, and generally having a brilliant time.
This playlist feature songs that were all in the charts during the year of my birth, 1987, and have been put together for the purposes of celebration. Enjoy yourselves this year, however old you are, and make sure you:
Stand by your friends and lovers – like Ben E King
Celebrate your own and other people’s beauty – like Alison Moyet
Indulge in your favourite sins – like the Pet Shop Boys
Open your heart to the world (and dance) – like Madonna
Enjoy time with your family however strange they are – like Level 42
Lose yourself in the music – like Los Lobos
Have freaky sex – like Prince. What? It’s achievable!
Make sure you have some crazy, crazy nights – like Kiss
Have the time of your life – like Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Walk alone and rock out – like Whitesnake
…and of course, dress like it’s 1987.
- Ben E King – Stand by Me
- Alison Moyet – Weak in the Presence of Beauty
- Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin
- Madonna – Open Your Heart
- Level 42 – Running with the Family
- Los Lobos – La Bamba
- Prince – U Got the Look
- Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
- Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – Time Of My Life
- Whitesnake – Here I Go Again